Originally Posted by bluesaxe
Way more winning basketball tradition. Warm weather. Great facilities. Way more winning basketball tradition. Great fan support. Easy classes. Girls.
Miller got lucky when he came in, because Lute had left things in pretty bad shape but Floyd was imploding at USC and Miller was able to put a class together quickly. Otherwise they'd have really fallen off the map for a bit I think.
bluesaxe, all the "pluses" you mention are true
then your college bb playing days are finished
only 1 player (dw) during sm's 3 year run (missing the ncaa 2 times) has made it to the nba
the other 20 guys have a below average low value degreee (if they graduate, az leads the pac 12 in transfers during the last 3 years) and a poor academically work ethic...what then do you think happens to them in the real world?
i live in a very wealthy neighborhood in north scottsdale...other than the pro athletes, there are very few az grads (despite our proximity to tuscon), most are from the northwesterns, stanfords, cal, ivy leagues and top oveerseas colleges (london & sydney), etc. along with believe it or not asu which promotes entrepenuership
if kameron rooks is as talented as derrick williams, then az is indeed a great choice
the rise is actually closer to the norm of an az (which is a glorified jc with a 99% acceptance rate) education
kameron rooks' dad sean played in the nba and is currently with the phx sun developmental team...he is aware of the probabilities of playing in the league better than anyone on this board
one can become a multi millionaire via an outstanding college education but athletic talents can be ended in a second with a serious injury or a coach that will not feature a player's skill set...but an outstandiing college education can NEVER be taken from somebody...this point is often lost on recruits and their families from lower socioeconomic backgrounds that do not fully comprehend the value of an education along with the ability to nurture their own future children's developing academic opportuntites...and then the cycle repeats itself
a mind is a terrible thing to waste